Goodyera robusta Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Goodyera

Photo by J.J.Merry and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J D Hooker


Common Name The Robust Goodyera - In China Dian Zang Ban Ye Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the the Assam India, the Chinese Himalayas and Taiwan on mossy tree trunks at elevations of 2000 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome giving rise to an erect stem carrying distant, 7 to 9, distichous, reticulate, pubescent, lanceolate, acute, narrowing towards the broad, channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the mid summer on an erect, peduncle greyish green, 1.2 to 2.6" [3 to 6.5 cm] long, pubescent, provided with 3 to 4 sterile bracts, rachis 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, secund, subdensely to densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, pubescent, acuminate floral bracts and carrying weakly opening flowers.

Synonyms Epipactis robusta (Hook.f.) A.A.Eaton 1908; Goodyera bilamellata Hayata 1914; Goodyera dongchenii Lucksom 1993; Goodyera schlechtendaliana var. robusta (Hook.f.) Av.Bhattacharjee & H.J.Chowdhery 2012; Peramium bilamellatum (Hayata) Makino 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1894 drawing good; Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus Schlechter 1919 as G bilamellata; Native Orchids of Taiwan Lin 1975 as G bilamellata Drawing/photo fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as G dongchenii; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Duyuan 2009 as G dongchenii; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 as G bilamellata photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide